High Anxiety – Do You Have It?

Sometimes it seems that in these times, you’d be crazy NOT to have high anxiety. There is so much to feel anxious about. But if you have an anxiety disorder, your day-to-day life is impacted by your disorder. You might find it difficult to focus on your work, you may...

Are You Codependent?

Codependency is sometimes difficult to pinpoint because there’s a wide range of behavior associated with it. The one common denominator is that codependency causes distress. So how do you know if you’re codependent?   Your childhood situation was toxic. You grew...

How Shame and Codependency Can Shape Your Life

When Ryan was growing up, he felt somehow emotionally disconnected from his parents. One time, after a routine, but still hurtful, bullying episode on the playground, Ryan came home wanting sympathy. Instead, he was told not to whine and “You’re a big boy now.”...

Coping with PTSD

If you have been through a traumatic event, you may suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Basically, it’s an anxiety disorder that prevents you from functioning well in everyday life.   If you have PTSD, you may suffer from some of these symptoms: You may...

5 Early Warning Signs Your Relationship Is Toxic

There are plenty of early warning signs that your relationship is in trouble—lying and cheating, for example—and you’ll want to pay attention to them. But when you discover early warning signs that your relationship is toxic, it’s time to pull out all the stops to...